Before I share my experience, let me give you one advice … NEVER PUT VACATION MODE FOR TOO LONG… it might affect your account negatively. Not all buyers are that patient or understand the sentiments of a seller’s issues.
let me share my own interesting experience with vacation mode. My first month here on Fiverr has been fantastic when I joined it last year in April. I never imagined I would reach level 1 status just under my first month… but … there are certain things which aren’t under your control… my workstation died on me the very next starting month It was a very high end machine and expensive to rebuild… due to lack of funds…I was unable to get my system up and running and I had to put on the vacation mode to postpone my work here on Fiverr… … for 9 months… yeah 9 damn long months of vacation mode…that was it for me… a full stop to getting constant flow of orders…
But one surprisingly interesting thing happened, while I put on the vacation mode, I noticed that I had one buyer’s “early” order request. By early, I mean he already ordered my gig but he was still required to fill in the order requirements form… only after which the order gets triggered and countdown begins for delivery!
I saw that but I could do nothing about it due to the reasons as explained earlier. Now I had a paused gig… and a paused order along with it that never triggered… God’s kind to me eh!
when I finally rebuild my workstation back early this year, THE FIRST THING I DID WAS TO REMOVE MY VACATION MODE AS SOON AS I LOGGED ON MY SYSTEM AND CONTACTED THAT GENTLEMAN BUYER APOLOGIZING FOR HUGE DELAYS DUE TO MY PROBLEMS… AS HE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR 9 FREAKING MONTHS TO GET THIS ORDER UP AND RUNNING!!..
It was a big order and I was pretty sure, he would not even bother to reply me back or continue the order anymore seeing my gig inactive for so long.
But to my surprise, He gladly filled in the order request form and his order finally began rolling! …
I delivered him a dubstep style track as he requested and he rated me 5 star for my quality work
I am not sure whether you can mention your buyer’s name here in the forum but I would like to thank him for being such a true gentleman, being patient and supportive of my problems.
If that Buyer is reading this, I will be grateful